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Album: So Long, Astoria (2003)
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  • I got your letter and the poetry that you sent me
    Postmarked in December of last year
    I really hope you're doing better
    All of your friends close by your side
    One step closer to recovery

    I wish there was something I could say
    To erase each and every page that you've been through
    Even though it's not my place to save you
    I appreciate but can't accept this
    Thank-you note that's sealed with your last breath
    I won't stand aside and listen to you give up

    If you just hold on for one more second
    Just hold on to what you have
    If you'll just hold on, just hold on
    You will wake up tomorrow

    These arms remained stretched out to you
    Maybe someday you'll accept them
    Or maybe it's too late to save
    A young girl's heart that's long stopped beating

    Wake up, wake up you've gotta believe
    Wake up, wake up you can't give up
    Time keeps going on without us
    Long after we're dead and gone Writer/s: KRIS ROE
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Dean from Anaheim, California Mon from Brisbane, you are pretty foul for making a joke out of this tribute song written for a late Ataris fan. It’s not about anorexia, it’s about a fan who battled cancer and wrote Kris to thank him for the music she connected with before and during her illness. Kris, without the band on back to back nights, had acoustic sets at Chain Reaction, Anaheim in 2002 a year before So Long Astoria released. With the nature of the show and venue, it was hella intimate and each song had Kris giving the lowdown on its origin. He played my reply stating it was on the upcoming album after explaining its background. You could tell this song meant a lot to him from how he talked about it. I suppose most elite songwriters would connect deeply with their tunes. Highly doubt he’d spill the small beans of what she wrote him. Rest In Peace.
  • Faith from Perth, AustraliaCan anyine tell me exactly what the letter says? I would love to read it.
  • Louise from Calgary, CanadaIt's not about Cancer, it's about eatind disorders, she was anorexic, but she was forced into the hospital and was eating so she turned bulemic, and until she started to throw up blood and she knew she went too far. This can be read in the letter written to Kris in the So Long, Astoria, CD papers.
  • Ruby from Perth, Australiai love the lyrics of this song, especially the 'Just hold on for one more second, just hold on to what you have" and the "Wake up wake up you gotta beleive wake up wake up you cant give up" and "TIME KEEPS MOVING ON WITHOUT US, LONG AFTER WE'RE DEAD AND GONE", very powerful, very valid
  • Carlos from Mexico City, MexicoKris talks about this a little on their live DVD, "Live at Capitol Milling". Buy it.
  • Carlos from Mexico City, Mexicoyeah, he didn't leave the song "on her grave", he sent it back to her as, precisely, a reply. glad to know she's recovered.
  • Meaghan from Ashland, Mai thought she wasn't dying of cancer, she was dying from anorexia. thats why he sounds like she might have a choice in the matter
  • Mon from Brisbane, Australiathe song was written about an australian girl, she has fully recovered now, and was kind enough to make an appearance the last time they played in brisbane
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